WHY THIS GIFT
He was not known to be the nicest person in the world, some people describe him as a brat, irresponsible, and unwise. but he had a great vision and known to be a pioneer and an innovator.
So his life was far from peaceful, but he never stops battling the inner demons in his life. his vision was a gift and a curse at the same time because not everybody has the same drive to bring Steve greater than life goal to reality.
So the people that had family and friend they care about was not willing to scarify their happiness like Steve did for his vision of creating a home computer, the only things that slow him down were not even a thing, it is nun-physical. his only saving grace for peace was the divine infinite.
Jobs deep down knew that his negative attitude was an energy drain in life. Because of the imbalance of the needed to always be in control of everything, he needs a knowledge that is saturated with the divine peace from the infinite creator.
Paramahansa Yogananda channel such knowledge in his autobiography. For about 48 times Steve read this book to bring some sort of balance to his brilliant innovative driving dedicated mind.
That is not always suitable for a balance regular life of having family, friends, and colleagues. Because of Yogananda’s teaching, he was able to have a little peace of mind and eventually peace in his soul.
He wanted everybody to actualize him or herself by continuously studying the teaching of Yogananda and his teacher. Steve Jobs probably thought if I can find self-realization through this book after all my mistakes in life, so can my family, friends, and colleagues, who might be going through the same mental and physical battle that I dealt with.
AT WHAT AGE DID JOBS FOUND THIS BOOK
He read this book for the first time when he was 17 years old in 1972.
At the age of 19, he left home to embark on a journey to India.
During his seven months stayed there he traveled to a small village near Nainital, at the foot of the Himalayan‘s, and his search for a renowned guru.
Unable to meet with the master who has passed away a few months earlier, he rented a room in the village in order to rest and recover from a bout of dysentery that had affected him.
Thanks to this apparent series of setbacks, while he was there he had an enlightening reunion. There was a copy of there autobiography of a Yogi in English that a previous traveler had left, and he read it several times. as a result of that deeper connection with Yogananda’s work,
JOBS’ QUOTES AND MINDFUL EVOLUTION
“Stay hungry. Stay foolish.”
“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
“We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise, why else even be here?”
“You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that dots will somehow connect in your future.”
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
“My favorite things in life don’t cost any money. it’s really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.”
“If today were the last day of your life, would you want to do what you are about to do today”
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”
” Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it”
MANY OTHER GREAT BOOKS
He read many other great books that prepare him to grasp more business and especially mindful knowledge, to help his evolution to be a better person as the years go by.
Throughout his quotes, we can see the emotional, mental, and spiritual growth that took place before his time was up in 2011 at the age of 56. those are big contributions to his rocky, stubborn, rich, humbling journey in life.
The Innovators Dilemma, King Lear, Moby-Dick, Dylan Thomas Poetry, Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind, Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism, Be Here Now, Autobiography of a Yogi, his favorite of all time till the end.
HIS FAVORITE BOOK
Steve Jobs read this book once a year for the rest of his life in 2011, He read this book at least 40 times. In fact, until after a few months before he died autobiography of a Yogi was the only book that Steve Jobs had downloaded onto his iPad 2. Steve Jobs’s last gift was his favorite book.
He knows that if his family, friend, and colleagues immerse themself in this teaching. they will find out that there no amount of money that can change their life the same way this book did for him. As the co-founder of the biggest technological advance in the US.
HAVE THE COURAGE
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” Steve Jobs
It takes courage to follow once heart and intuition. That courage comes from the divine, “love all fear none”. Only in the silence of the senses that you can hear the intuition within. He had the definiteness of purpose and pure determination to get where you want to go. has we know by looking at our iPhone, Itunes, iMac Steve Jobs and his team has a lot of those qualities.
I hope you enjoy this post. and if you want to share a book or knowledge of some sort that you want to give to your family, friends, and colleagues as a meaningful gift. I would love to hear about it.